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Phylogenetic systematics of North American Pseudaelurus (Carnivora, Felidae). American Museum novitates ; no. 3403

Show simple item record Rothwell, Tom. en_US 2005-10-06T16:39:45Z 2005-10-06T16:39:45Z 2003 en_US
dc.description 64 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 56-61). en_US
dc.description.abstract I review the fossil felid literature, researching the early history of the genus Pseudaelurus in Europe. I examine type Pseudaelurus specimens from Europe, Asia, and North America and emend the generic diagnosis. A large body of new material from the Frick Collection of the American Museum is described and specimens are assigned to one of six species. One species is new and one is transferred from Lynx. New material includes two partial skeletons assigned to two separate species, several skulls, one skull with associated lower jaws and intact basicranium, numerous maxillary and lower jaw specimens, and isolated postcranial items. Cranial, basicranial, and postcranial material of the Frick specimens is compared to that of European taxa as well as to modern felids. A cladistic analysis of 10 taxa and 23 characters produces hypotheses of felid relationships. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, NY : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 3403 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.3403 2003 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Pseudaelurus. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Felidae -- Phylogeny. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Felidae, Fossil -- West (U.S.) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals, Fossil -- West (U.S.) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Miocene -- West (U.S.) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- West (U.S.) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh American Museum of Natural History. -- Frick Collection. en_US
dc.title Phylogenetic systematics of North American Pseudaelurus (Carnivora, Felidae). American Museum novitates ; no. 3403 en_US
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    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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